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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Qualify to Compete for Documentary Short Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The 10 films are listed below ...

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Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman Among 20 Films Advance in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the Beast” “Blade Runner 2049 “Dunkirk” ‘‘Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” ...

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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Advance in the Animated Short Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Cradle,” Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California) “Dear Basketball,” Glen ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics go big for Call Me By Your Name, Shape of Water

  Call Me By Your Name was the big winner at today’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards, earning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. It was one of only three films to win more than one award in a very spread the wealth year. The Shape of Water also won three awards; Best Cinematography, Best Actress and, interestingly ...

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New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Winners: Lady Bird Wins Best Film; Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet Claim Lead Acting Prizes

Lady Bird has won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Film with its star, Saoirse Ronan, capturing the Best Actress prize. Lady Bird‘s director Greta Gerwig became just the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow (who won twice) to helm a Best Film winner from the organization.  The Florida Project‘s Sean Baker won Best Director, the second year in a ...

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JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar Lead 60th Grammy Nominations

JAY-Z came out on top at this morning’s Grammy nominations, earning a field-best eight including Album of the Year (4:44) and Song of the Year (“4:44”). This brings his career total to 74 nominations. He will very likely add to his current total of 21 wins. Kendrick Lamar was right behind with seven and Bruno Mars with six, both making ...

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